Molecular Biology 2.1


Introductory module on the characterization of DNA & RNA and their manipulation and analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the structure, replication, transcription, and translation of prokaryotic and eukaryotic DNA

  2. Describe the nature of key manipulative enzymes that are used to analyze DNA and RNA sequences.

  3. Recognize the equipment, reagents and protocols that are required to target, to digest, and to amplify DNA/cDNA-RNA.  

  4. Undertake general calculations for reagent preparation from stock samples.

  5. Apply theory-based knowledge to process and analyze DNA gel bands and DNA sequences in-silico using a suite of online tools.

  6. Use appropriate reagents & equipment to quantify, visualize, and manipulate DNA samples.

% Coursework 60%
% Final Exam 40%